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Where can I get a doctor for naltrexone to use to treat alcoholism? I live in washington dc

Where can I get a doctor for naltrexone to use to treat alcoholism? I live in washington dc

Kolmac Clinic: Although most primary care physicians can give you a prescription for naltrexone, I recommend going to Kolmac Clinic on K St NW for comprehensive treatment for alcoholism. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to limit intake of alcohol. As the disease progresses, alcoholics develop increased tolerance and have withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking. They continue to increase the amounts and frequency of alcohol consumption despite exposure to harmful situations, failure to perform daily obligations, and difficulty maintaining relationships. The denial, or inability of the alcoholic to see or admit that their drinking is causing havoc in their lives often makes treatment difficult without the ...Read more


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Which type of establishment, and doctors, handle c-ptsd? All abuse, deranged alcoholism, etc. My perception is diseased. 12 steps do not work

Which type of establishment, and doctors, handle c-ptsd? All abuse, deranged alcoholism, etc. My perception is diseased. 12 steps do not work

Psychiatrists: Psychiatrists, addiction medicine physicians, psychologists, ; counselors are trained to help in these areas. Inpatient treatment may be needed, but the greatest expanse of care happens in outpatient settings. 12 steps work for those who work them, and are the most common type of recovery ; support groups. Other alcohol recovery options include smart recovery -- http://www.Smartrecovery.Org/. ...Read more

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Would a doctor classify it as alcoholism to have a beer a night?

Would a doctor classify it as alcoholism to have a beer a night?

One beer?: No, not one beer per day, unless it's a very large beer. Usually, one will not experience any alcohol withdrawal symptoms without drinking at least 4-8 beverage alcohol equivalents for every day for one month. A beverage alcohol equivalent means one 12 ounce beer, one 4 ounce glass of wine or one shot of liquor. Alcoholism has to do with how impactful the alcohol has on impairment of functioning. ...Read more

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Is there any kind of medicine for a person to help them out with alcoholism?

Many approaches: There's a drug called Antabuse (disulfiram) that makes you vomit if you drink alcohol. Another drug, acamprosate, helps in the maintenance of abstinence. But nothing can "do this for you." best results seem to come when people are committed to stop drinking and participate in a support program such as alcoholics anonymous. Read "sober for good" by anne fletcher. Good luck to you. It's well worth the effort. ...Read more

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How to treat alcoholism?

How to treat alcoholism?

Alcoholism: If you haven't lost control over the use of alcohol, treatment may involve reducing your drinking. If you're dependent on alcohol, simply cutting back is ineffective. Giving up alcohol entirely must be part of your treatment goal. There are many ways to treat alcoholism, including aa, counseling, residential treatment programs, medications (antabuse, naltrexone, campral). ...Read more

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How can you treat moderate alcoholism (alcohol deaddiction)?

How can you treat moderate alcoholism (alcohol deaddiction)?

Increase motivation: To change. Keep log of use pattern, identify consequences, list reasons to change, rate motivation for each reason (0-10) & develop those 8+, build confidence by listing personal success overcoming challenges, describe benefits of change, set goals, develop a plan, measure progress, & work with supportive people & knowledgeable professionals. More at greeleypsychologist.Com/alcohol.Xhtml. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a fissure on your colon and is it treatable?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a fissure on your colon and is it treatable?

Anal fissure: Anal fissures are essentially cracks in the lining of the anal canal that develop due to trauma, most commonly passage of dry hard stool. It is definitely treatable. Many topical medications have been tried with varying success rates. A short surgical procedure called tailored lateral internal sphincerotomy has the best success rates. ...Read more

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What is Chloride Diarhea ? whats is causes ?Is it treatable? My child 4 years old have this ,Doctor says it untreatable. Guide me Please..

What is Chloride Diarhea ? whats is causes ?Is it treatable?
My child 4 years old have this ,Doctor says it untreatable.
Guide me Please..

.?cyclosporidium: Classic chloride losing diarrhea, e.g., cholera, is amenable to fluid and antibiotic treatment. Diarrhea by cyclosporidium in normal children often clears by itself, however, immunocompromised individuals continues to have diarrhea for an indefinite period. ...Read more

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How is alcoholism treated?

How is alcoholism treated?

Multiple ways: To treat alcoholism, there are both inpatient and outpatient programs. Many are run in accord with 12-step philosophy. Visit aa (http://www.Aa.Org) to get an idea. Also there are aftercare recovery groups that teach skills for living without depending on alcohol. Addiction medicine docs can help too ; and psychiatrists to treat conditions that might interfere with your recovery. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Alcohol Dependence (Definition)

Alcohol dependence is a condition where significant alcohol overuse is accompanied by lifestyle dysfunction and by symptoms of alcohol withdrawal ...Read more